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The Adelaide Adrenaline broke their losing streak Saturday night against the Melbourne Ice with a 5-1 effort at home. Melbourne managed to split the road trip replying 5-3 on the Sunday.
It was a goal tenders game until late in the second period when the Adrenaline struck twice. Beth Kavanagh extended the lead 3-0 until finally Melbourne Ice blue liner Cien Pereira scored her first of the year. That would be as close as the Ice would come as Adelaide capitalised on the powerplay and adding another tally before the final buzzer.
Melbourne got their groove back Sunday with Emily Davis opening the account 1-0 in the first period. Adelaide tied it up at the start of the second before Melbourne Ice Carly Rolph pushed her team ahead by one again. After missing in action the weekend before Alivia Del Basso was back to her best scoring top shelf. Del Basso backed it up yet again with what would be the game winning goal. Rolph making it 5-2 before Adelaide scored short handed to finish the game with a respectable 5-3.
Over in Sydney the Goannas hit the board first thanks to Emma Gray. Sirens Kath McOnie scored a pair to first tie it up before the intermission and then set a 2-1 lead at the beginning of the second. Sydney forged ahead again until Goannas Kelly Costa narrowed the lead 3-2.
A scoring frenzy ensued in the remaining five minutes of the second period starting with Amelia Matheson for the Sirens. Goanna’s Samain-Venning tightened the scores back up until Sharna Godfrey hammered home the game winner. Brisbane staged a late comeback with five minutes to go in the third led by Georgia Giblin but Sydney managed to escape with the points and a 5-4 win.
On Sunday the Sirens were back at it in a 5-2 victory showing off their depth with five different scorers (Sterenko, Godfrey, Korhonen, Bow and Rulli). Despite scoring twice in the second period the Goanna’s couldn’t seem to recover from an early 3-0 deficit in the first. Captain Veronica Watson and Georgia Giblin scoring for the Goanna’s.